Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or treat

Here it is, the 30th anniversary of John Carpenter's Halloween...and it's already come and gone on TV, aired at the piddling hour of 9:30am on commercial-strewn AMC. So not right. At Popdose today, I suggest other viewing options, including the excellent Let the Right One In and Splinter, which are now in theaters. I figure after we take our little ghoul (to the left) to the BAM Boo! celebration at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, we'll tune into one of the Fox Movie Channel's telecasts of Brian De Palma's terrific Phantom of the Paradise (1974), which is probably as much horror as Lora can stand. But if I were going out, I might take in the evergreen Rosemary's Baby at Film Forum, Werner Herzog's fine remake of Nosferatu, the Vampire at the IFC Theater...and be sure to be at Anthology Film Archives at midnight, where the irrepressible Ken Russell will host a screening of his mad 1971 masterpiece, The Devils, a movie still too hot for Warner Bros. to handle on DVD. (Pictured at right is our own Lion King, my nephew Kyle, the other bundle of joy to arrive in our family this year.)

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